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quick allen edmond question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spacemanvt, Aug 5, 2008.

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    Shoes.com has a few of the colors/sizes of the Hale on sale and has listed them on Amazon, but it's not like the great sale that Amazon itself was running but now seems to have run down a bit. I gotta lot of conditioning and polishing to do!
     
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    ah
    i waited too long and deals over. typical
     
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    so i was able to find some Allen Edmonds and had a sizing q:

    I got some Burtons in Bourbon and Drydens in Black in 11 D both on clearance at Marshalls for 99 each.... good deal but the fit is weird

    The Burtons fit me great and are pretty comfortable, I can easily put them on and everything. The Drydens are very difficult to put on at this point in the back (if i had a shoehorn it would be alot easier) and they seem to fit tighter on the top of the shoe and the toe area than the Burtons.... Will these issuses go away once I break them in? (its weird since they are almost the same size)

    And I like the look of the Drydens more than the Burtons (they are very subdued, almost boring) so I would prefer to keep them...
     
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    Are they on different lasts (I don't own either and can't be arsed to look it up)?

    If you don't know the answer, post the numbers inside your shoes and we'll tell you.
     
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    the Burton has 11 D 1132 below that 9704

    Dryden 11D 1802
    9849


    thanks!
     
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    That means they're both on the No. 2 last (it's the "last" number on the first line), so you'd expect them to fit similarly... Hmm...
     
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    hmmmm,that is weird

    could it be a function of the leather on the drydens being harder or something. it seems like they are bit stiffer?
     
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    hmmmm,that is weird

    could it be a function of the leather on the drydens being harder or something. it seems like they are bit stiffer?


    If I recall correctly, AE Burton is a blucher, Dryden a Bal. Even on the same last, they'll fit a bit differently. (I find the former a bit more forgiving and the latter a bit tighter around the forefoot/instep.) But if the shoe fits, it should open up some after a few wearings.
     
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    question, if i am an 11.5D in park aves and most AE lace ups. would you recommend me to stick to that in the thayer monkstrap?

    also, the shoe guy at the store I was at, said that I should 11Ds in the AE slip ons? do you guys typically do that?

    they were a bit snug but he said they stretch out. the 11.5ds had my heel slipping out.
     
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    OT: Has anyone else noticed that a thread entitled 'quick allen edmond question' has reached over 4500 views and more than 100 posts?
     
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    question, if i am an 11.5D in park aves and most AE lace ups. would you recommend me to stick to that in the thayer monkstrap?

    also, the shoe guy at the store I was at, said that I should 11Ds in the AE slip ons? do you guys typically do that?

    they were a bit snug but he said they stretch out. the 11.5ds had my heel slipping out.


    It's a tough call. Are your toes pinched? That's not going to stretch a ton. OTOH, it's no good for your heels to be slipping out of slip ons.
     
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    its funny that all of these other people hopped on that awesome deal and i was the only one who never did. [​IMG] i didnt get my sizing figured out for lace ups till it was too late
     
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    The Burtons fit me great and are pretty comfortable, I can easily put them on and everything. The Drydens are very difficult to put on at this point in the back (if i had a shoehorn it would be alot easier) and they seem to fit tighter on the top of the shoe and the toe area than the Burtons.... Will these issuses go away once I break them in? (its weird since they are almost the same size)

    .


    I have the Drydens in my regular size. They were super tight on the top of the shoe so I had them stretched at a cobbler. They still don't fit as well as my other Allen Edmonds.

    I'm also not a huge fan of the square-ish toe box but women seem to love the shoe so ....
     
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    its funny that all of these other people hopped on that awesome deal and i was the only one who never did. [​IMG] i didnt get my sizing figured out for lace ups till it was too late
    Shoot first ask questions later. Goes double when there's an easy return policy.
     
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    Shoot first ask questions later.

    Goes double when there's an easy return policy.


    +1. That's why I ordered two pairs of the MacNeils. [​IMG]
     
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    Shoot first ask questions later.

    Goes double when there's an easy return policy.


    true. so whats the deal with the slip ons AEs? [​IMG]
     

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